Listen To My Voice

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Knowing God - John 10:27- Listen To My Voice - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Knowing God – John 10:27- Listen To My Voice – Growing As Disciples

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.  John 10:27 (NIV)

Follow Me

You are not small and insignificant. You are not unheard and forgotten. You are not unworthy and unimportant. You are not invisible and lost in the crowd. You don’t all look the same to me. You are unique. You are one of a kind. There has never been anyone just like you. There will never be someone just the same as you. I made you. I know you by name. I know who you are. I know what you have done and will do. Nothing about you is hidden from me. I know your thoughts before you think them. I know your words before you say them. I know your deeds before you do them. I know you better than you know yourself. This is a little bit scary. Why is that? You are telling me that I have no secrets before you? Yes, that’s right. You know everything there is to know about me? Yes, I know you right down to the number of hairs on your head. This should come as a great comfort to you. Why is that? You tell me. You know everything there is to know about me and yet you still love me. You know everything that I have ever thought, said and done and you still forgive me. You died on the cross as payment for my sins even while I was living as an enemy, hostile towards you. You laid down your life so I could have a new life in you. Yes, I did.

There is more. What do you mean there is more? It is more than enough to know that I have been forgiven of all my sins. It is more than enough to know that I have been given a new life in you for now and forever. It is more than enough for me to know that I am  loved and accepted by you. What more could there be? I want you to know me. I want you to know my thoughts. I want to live in an intimate relationship with you. I didn’t just save you from your sins. I rescued you from a life without me. This is too wonderful to imagine. You who made everything in the entire universe want to know, small and insignificant me, and you also want me to know you? You are not small and insignificant. Yes, I want you to know me. How can I know you? You can listen to me. You can meet with me in my word. You can hear my voice. I will speak to you. I will meet with you. I will listen to you. I would like nothing more than to know you. Knowing you is the desire of my heart.

There is even more. What else could there be? What more could I want or ask for? I will lead you through life. There is no need for you to stumble around in the darkness. As you meet with me I will speak to you. I will show you my will and my ways. I will lead you through life. I will guide your steps as you follow me. Will you listen to my voice and follow me? Yes Lord, I will.

Lord, you are my good shepherd. I am one of your sheep. Thank you that I am not insignificant and unnoticed. You know me. Thank you I am not all alone, lost and left to fend for myself. You are with me to help me. You speak to me and lead me through life. Amen

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Hear My Voice

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Discipleship - John 10:27 - Hear My Voice - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Discipleship – John 10:27 – Hear My Voice – Growing As Disciples

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27 (ESV)

Listen Carefully

Do you want to be able to hear my voice? Will you listen carefully to everything I want to say to you? Yes, I want to be able to hear your voice. Yes, I will listen carefully to everything you want to say to me. That’s good. Do you have any concerns? Are any questions coming to your mind? You know me. I have a ton of questions. Go ahead and ask me what is on your heart and mind. I have a hard time hearing you. It is not easy for me to recognize your voice. How can I learn to hear your more clearly? How can I be sure to recognize your voice? You have asked very good questions. Why do you think it is hard to recognize and hear my voice? I live in a noisy world that is filled with different voices that are all shouting for my attention. It seems like my life is under constant bombardment by messages from the world. Do you know why it seems that way to you? Not really. It seems that way because your life really is under bombardment by many messages from the world. I thought so. I have learned one thing for certain. What’s that? You will never shout for my attention. Your voice does not scream loudly in my ear. No, it does not. Why don’t I scream for your attention? Why don’t I force you to listen to me? You gave me a free will. You want me to willingly come to you. You want me to come to sit quietly in your presence so I can hear what you want to say to me. You want me to make a choice to carefully listen to you. Yes, I do. It would do no good for you to scream for my attention if I was unwilling to listen to you. No, it would not. 

But, I do want to listen to you. I do want to hear everything you want to say to me. That’s good. What will you do so that you can hear from me? I will withdraw from the noise of the world. I will separate myself from all the voices that are screaming for my attention. Every day, I will set apart a time and a place to meet with you. I will quiet myself before you. I will meet with you in your word. I will listen. I will hear. I will put into practice whatever you teach me. I will go where you guide me. I will do what you ask of me. I will follow you. What do you think will happen to you as you meet with me in my word? I will learn to hear you more clearly. I will recognize your voice more surely. Yes, you will. Here I am right now, I’m listening to you. That is very good.

Lord, it is the priority of my life to recognize and hear your voice. I will listen carefully to everything you want to say to me. I will hear your words and put them into practice. I will go where you guide me and do what you ask of me. Guide my life by your word. Amen

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